Featured Films & Events
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
This unique one night only cinema event is the first ever opportunity to hear Skeleton Tree, the sixteenth studio album from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, in a unique performance-based 3D film directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly).
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Cinema Classics
Star Ted Neeley joins us in person for this special big screen revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera, one of the most successful musicals of the 1970s, as brought to life by director Norman Jewison (Fiddler on the Roof). This groundbreaking reimagining of the final weeks of Christ, filmed on location in Israel, features a truly superstar performance from vocal powerhouse, musician, and actor Ted Neeley as Jesus. Regular admission or deluxe VIP package available.
SIFF Cinema Uptown
From legendary director Werner Herzog comes a beguiling philosophical exploration of how the internet and technology has changed humanity, chronicling the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches and featuring interviews with visionaries, scientists, hackers, and a group of forest dwellers recovering from "internet overdose".
SIFF Film Center | Exclusive Presentation
The Academy Award®-nominated makers of A Cat in Paris introduce this stylish, animated noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York, that introduces a remarkable new superhero: an 11-year-old boy who can leave his body as a ghostly apparition. Screens in new English language version, or the original French language with subtitles (8:00 shows only).
SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Through Aug 25
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Starting Aug 26
From the makers of This is the End and Superbad comes a raunchy, juvenile, and utterly hilarious R-Rated animated comedy about a little weenie who makes a big discovery.
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Spend a disarmingly romantic 1989 summer afternoon in a real-life version of Before Sunrise, as a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (aka, future President of the United States) woos his co-worker Michelle Robinson (aka, the future First Lady) on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side. Take a picture at our "Obama date night photo spot" in the lobby, tag @SIFFNews, and get a free heart shaped lollipop at our concession stand.